You can vote from 1 July
If you are unable to vote during the ordinary advance voting period or on
election day, you can ask your municipality to allow you to vote in advance from 1 July to 9 August.
During the advance voting period, you can vote in polling stations across the country.
On election day you must vote in the municipality where you are registered as resident in the Population Register 30 June. If you vote in advance, you cannot vote again, even on election day.
You do not need to bring your polling card to vote but remember your ID.
Follow the infection control rules and advice
It is important that you follow the infection control rules and advice that
apply where you live. Remember to maintain your distance and practise good hand hygiene when voting, and do not come to the polling station
if you are ill.
Voters who are sick, in isolation or in quarantine will also be given an
opportunity to vote. Contact your municipality for more information.
Voting from abroad
Voters who are resident abroad or otherwise out of the country may vote in advance at foreign service missions or appointed returning officers from 1 July to 3 September.
Who can vote?
You have the right to vote in the parliamentary
election if you:
- are a Norwegian citizen;
- will have reached the age of 18 by the end of 2021; and
- are, or have ever been, registered in the Population Register as resident in Norway.
Remember to bring your identification when you vote
You must show identification when you go to vote. Examples of valid
identification include a passport, driving licence or bank card with your
photo. You can also use other types of identification. As a minimum, the
identification must contain your name, date of birth and a photo.
If you reside in an institution such as a nursing home, hospital or prison,
you can have an employee of the institution confirm your identity.
In these circumstances, the employees must identify themselves.
Where and when can you vote?
Advance votes can be cast from Tuesday 10 August until and including
Friday 10 September in any municipality in the country.
On election day, you must vote in the municipality in which you were
registered as resident on 30 June 2021. You can vote in any polling
station in the municipality.
If you are in quarantine you must not vote in an ordinary polling station.
If you are in isolation you must vote from home. Contact your municipality
for information about what arrangements have been made where you live.
Are you ill or disabled? You can contact your municipality about voting
in advance from home right up until 10:00 on 10 September.
Are you unable to vote during the ordinary advance voting period or on
You can ask your municipality to allow you to vote in advance from 1 July.
You can also vote from abroad from 1 July until and including 3 September.
Choose the ballot paper you want to use.
Make any changes to the ballot paper (see guidance below).
Fold the ballot paper so the party
names are on the inside and the field for
stamping is on the outside – this prevents
anyone seeing how you have voted.
Do not put the ballot paper in an envelope
or inside any other cover.
Go to an election official, show your ID,
and have the ballot paper stamped on
the outside. The ballot paper must be
stamped to be valid!
Place the stamped ballot paper in the
Altering ballot papers
You can make some changes to the ballot paper. Altering the ballot paper does not affect how much your vote counts. Guidance on how to make changes can also be found on the ballot paper.
Altering the order of the candidates
Enter a (new) number in the box to the left of the name of the candidate(s) in order to show in what order you are voting for the candidates.
Crossing out candidates
Check the box to the right of the candidate(s) you wish to delete.
If you vote outside of your home municipality, you will receive a ballot paper containing the names of the registered political parties. You must place a cross in the box of the party for which you wish to vote. The ballot paper will not contain the names of the parties’ candidates. Therefore, you will be unable to cast personal votes.
If the party or group you want to vote for is not listed on the ballot paper,
you can write the name of the party/group on the ballot paper. You can
also obtain a ballot paper from your constituency yourself and use that if
you wish to make changes.
The vote is sent to your home municipality for counting.
This year you will receive a digital polling card
Your polling card is confirmation that you have the right to vote. It also
states where and when you can vote on election day.
Your polling card will be sent to your digital letterbox or to you via Altinn.
If you have opted out of receiving digital communications from public
authorities or have not used ID-porten for 18 months, you will receive a
paper polling card in the post.
You do not need to bring your polling card to vote but doing so will
save you time. Your polling card does not count as identification.
Help to vote at the polling station
If you have any questions or need help voting, please contact an election
official. Election officials have a duty of confidentiality.
Do you have a mental or physical disability, and cannot vote without
assistance? If so, you have the right to have an election official or someone
else chosen by you help you vote.
Information in other languages
- الانتخابات البرلمانية والبرلمانية الصامية 2021 (عربى)
- انتخابات مجلس و مجلس سامی ۲۰ (فارسی)
- Stuorradigge- ja sámediggeválga 2021 (Julevsámegiellaj)
- Stuorradiggeja sámediggeválggat 2021 (Davvisámegillii)
- Выборы в парламент и в саамский парламент в 2021 году (Русский)
- Doorashooyinka Baarlamaan iyo Baarlamaan Dhexe ee 2021 (Soomali)
- Stoerredigkiejïh saemiedigkieveeljeme 2021 (Åarjelsaemiengïelese)
- การเลือกตั้งสมาชิกรัฐสภาและการเลือกตั้งสมาชิก รัฐสภาซามีแห่งปี 2564 (ไทย)
- ባይቶኣውን ክፋል ባይቶኣውን ምርጫታት 2021 (ትግርኛ)
- پارلیمانی اور سامی پارلیمانی انتخابات 2021 (اردو)
- Bầu cử Nghị viện và Nghị viện Sami năm 2021 (Tiếng Việt)